Alexander Dubcek’s program for ambitious political and economic reform, his support from society, and finally the intervention of the Warsaw Pact in Czechoslovakia were the most significant expressions of the socialist world in 1968. While usually integrated into the global phenomenon of protest, or studied through national lenses, these events have received limited interest as a part of the transnational practice of socialist reform.
Conference of the Federal Institute of the Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe in Oldenburg (Oldb) and Johann Gottfried Herder Research Council (European Ethnology Section), 07.-09.11.2018.
Conference Location: Federal Institute of the Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe, Oldenburg (Oldb)
Yiddish Culture behind the Iron Curtain
In the aftermath of the Second World War and particularly after the Iron Curtain came down on Eastern Europe, few people could have imagined the fate of Yiddish culture in that part of the world. The high hopes that some harbored with respect to communism and its equalitarian tenets turned into nightmares by the time Jewish cultural figures began suffering “accidents” or simply vanished. Yiddish began slowly—but, most observers would have it, surely—to die.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2018
International Prize for an outstanding publication
Jews and Illiberal Regimes in Eastern Europe after 1917
Papers sought for an MLA panel on economic and financial themes, or on the global transactions of production, marketing, or consumption in European literatures and media. 200-word abstract and brief bio by 25 March.
Prisma Ukraïna – Research Network Eastern Europe, a research program at the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien, and the German Association for East European Studies (DGO) invite submissions for a two-day conference in Berlin on the theme:
“At Home: Jews and Muslims in Eastern Europe”.
Submission Deadline: 15 April 2018
One-day workshop to be held at Newcastle University on Thursday, June 28th 2018
Keynote address to be delivered by Dr Jessica Reinisch (Birkbeck, University of London)
Call for Papers
The City and the Great War: architecture, urbanism and society after 1918
Editors: Daniel Dumitran, Valeriu-Eugen Drăgan
Demography and urbanism after the First World War: The cities of Central and Eastern Europe
A new town for a new society? Projects of urban development after the year 1918
Architecture and urban landscape in interwar Central and Eastern Europe
Conference, 21-22 September 2018. Daemen College, Amherst NY.
The 24th Annual REECAS NW Conference: Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies
April 28. 2018 | University of Washington | Seattle, WA
Call for Proposals:
The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington is currently soliciting papers and panel presentations for this one-day interdisciplinary conference. Proposals from graduate students, faculty, K-12 educators, and members of the general public are all welcome.